Sportsday - Tuesday 11 September as it happened.

Who should win Sports Personality, reaction to Andy Murray's triumph at the US Open, Tuesday's World Cup qualifiers, plus more.

11 September 2012 Last updated at 18:37

As it happened

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    Good morning, and welcome to another edition of Sportsday Live.

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    There is, of course, only one place to start. Cast your eyes to New York and survey the champion: Andy Murray ends Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles winner with victory over Novak Djokovic in an epic US Open final.

    It was an epic, five-set encounter, in the words of Murray's coach Ivan Lendl "a war".

    In defeating reigning champion Djokovic 7-6 (12-10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 in four hours 54 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium, Murray, 25, finally emulated Fred Perry's 1936 achievement. He showed grit, flair and, crucially, the ability to emerge victorious. What a night.

  3. 0806: 

    "When I realised I had won I was very shocked, relieved and emotional for a few minutes afterwards," Andy Murray told the BBC following his US Open victory.

    "It means the world to me. It's what I've been working towards for definitely the last 10 years of my life.

    "Following the disappointment of the Wimbledon final a few months ago, to come back in the next Grand Slam... is unbelievable."


    So, over to you. We want to gauge your reaction this morning to Andy Murray's historic win.

    Send us your thoughts, reaction and messages via #bbcsportsday on Twitter, and the best will get on here. Go on, join in the jubilation.


    Away from tennis, the daily football gossip column is bulging with rumour, counter-rumour and conjecture:

    Manchester United have ordered midfielder Nani, 26, to stop talking about his uncertain future at Old Trafford and focus on his football.

    Full story: Daily Mirror

    Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris, 25, is ready for clear-the-air talks with manager Andre Villas-Boas - even though the Frenchman has only just joined the club.

    Full story: the Sun

    Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana, 24, admits he thought news of his England call-up was a joke by manager Nigel Adkins.

    Full story: Daily Mail

  6. 0818: 

    "And there you were thinking this sporting summer had given us everything it could," says BBC Sport's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce.

    "Andy Murray's nerve-mangling, history-making US Open triumph over Novak Djokovic was many things: one of the great finals of the modern era, a late-night thriller from the city that never sleeps, a breath-taking demonstration of physical strength and mental fortitude.

    "This fairytale of New York was also the perfect bookend to a few months that British sport can scarcely believe and will never forget."

  7. 0822: 

    Andy Murray's mother Judy tweets: "Chocolate mousse, black cherries and blackcurrant sorbet. Second dessert of the evening. Yep, I'm celebrating."

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    Learn all you need to about the development of Andy Murray - how the 25-year-old from Dunblane matured into a Grand Slam winner and a top-three player - on the BBC Sport website.

    Did you know, for example, that Murray won the prestigious Orange Bowl title aged 12 and three years later, unimpressed by an offer from a British academy in London, left Scotland for the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona?

  9. 0829: 

    TV presenter Jim Rosenthal has resigned as a director of Oxford United with immediate effect, according to BBC Radio Oxford.

    His decision comes two months after owner Ian Lenagan replaced Kelvin Thomas as chairman.

    Rosenthal said: "I offer my continued support to [manager] Chris Wilder and the team and will support home and away as I have done for more than 50 years."

  10. 0833:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveTENNIS

    Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson on fellow Scot Andy Murray's US Open triumph: "I'm really proud for the boy. The hard work and his progress, he's really top player. When he really needed to he showed it. That was a real test of a champion for me.

    "It was a privilege [to be at the match]. I love tennis, I love watching tennis and to be involved tonight was a really special moment.

    "It was more nerve racking than a Premier League match. I'm usually in control of my own situation but I wasn't in control tonight."

  11. 0836: 

    BBC Sport reporter Mike Henson tweets: "Rafa creaking, Roger ageing, Djoko brilliant but not 2011 irresistible. With the Grand Slam gremlin slain, this end may just a start for Murray."

  12. 0840: 

    Novak Djokovic congratulates Andy Murray on winning his first Grand Slam in the aftermath of his defeat in the US Open final.

    The world number two said his opponent "deserved to win this Grand Slam more than anybody" and the Serb took comfort in the fact that he "gave it all" to win after fighting back from two sets down to force a decider.

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    Jonathan Rea will make his MotoGP debut riding world champion Casey Stoner's Repsol Honda at the Grand Prix of San Marino and the Riviera of Rimini at Misano in Italy on Sunday.

    The 25-year-old Northern Irishman will replace injured Stoner after the Australian underwent surgery on the broken ankle he sustained in qualifying at Indianapolis last month.


    You're all busy lauding Andy Murray after the Scot's success at the US Open:

    Chris McGarry on Twitter: "Congratulations to Andy Murray. What a win and another moment of history for British sport this summer."

    Fergal Campbell on Twitter: "I'm even feeling the effects of the epic five setter last night. I can't imagine how Andy Murray feels."

    Zackary White on Twitter: "I waited until I got to work to check if Andy Murray had won his first Slam. When I saw the title of the article I whooped out loud!"

    Join the discussion, via #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

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    BBC Radio 5 live

    The debate on 5 live Breakfast: Your Call, off the back of Andy Murray's win in New York, surrounds the sportspeople you think should make the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist.

    You can listen to the programme from 0900 BST online, on digital and on medium wave radio on 909 and 693. You can also join the debate by calling 0500 909 693, texting 85058 (within the UK) or tweeting the programme via @bbc5live. Enjoy.

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    BBC Radio 5 liveTENNIS

    BBC Sport's Andrew Castle on Andy Murray's character following his US Open triumph: "What we are finally seeing is a man rather than a boy. So many have come and gone over the years, so many of us have had a crack at it and have done their best. But this scrawny boy who came along in 2004-05 was always talented.

    "To see him really achieve something, maximise his potential and deal with the disappointments that he has suffered over the last few years when people have questioned him, to see him come through, was exhilarating to watch."

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    Andy Murray has credited coach Ivan Lendl following his win at Flushing Meadows after teaming up with the former world number one and eight-time Grand Slam winner in January.

    "Having Ivan Lendl around has definitely helped, not just me but the rest of the team as well, having someone of his experience, especially in these situations," said the British number one.

    "He's got his name on that trophy three times and made the final eight times in a row. It really helps having him around."

  18. 0910: 

    British cycling's performance director Dave Brailsford has been talking to BBC Sport about Mark Cavendish's desire for an "amicable" split from Team Sky.

    Brailsford said: "Mark and I have known each other a long time. We all want the best for each other - let's not forget I've got the role of British cycling performance director as well as Team Sky principal and my interest is in seeing all GB riders perform to the best of their abilities in the right environment. There's no issues really."

  19. 0913:  
    Jonathan Overend, BBC Sport

    "Autumn, you've got a hell of an act to follow. Andy Murray has just capped the greatest summer."

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    You can relive the moment Andy Murray won the US Open title by listening back to BBC Radio 5 live's exciting commentary.

    "He's done it! I can't believe he's done it, but he has!" cries tennis correspondent Jonathan Overend. What a moment.

  21. 0921: 

    Prime Minister David Cameron tweets: "Delighted Andy Murray is continuing a golden summer of sport by winning the US Open. A truly great victory."

  22. 0925: 

    The lack of a win - or a goal - is weighing on manager Chris Coleman's mind ahead of their 2014 World Cup Group A qualifier against Serbia.

    Wales's run of defeats under the new manager continued in their 2-0 Group A opening defeat by Belgium on Friday.

    "It does weigh on your mind, I'm not going to lie to you," said Coleman.

    "But we're going to score and we're going to win - sooner or later that's going to happen. And when we do it, we can march on and plough forward."


    Wow. What a remarkable year of sport it's been. There's more to come, of course, but the summer started with Chelsea winning the Champions League, followed by Wimbledon and the Open, then Euro 2012 and the Olympics and Paralympics. The US Open has just concluded and we have the Ryder Cup later this month.

    So, who do you think should win BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and why? We want names and reasons, via #bbcsportsday on Twitter. Away you go...

  24. 0931: 

    First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, praises Andy Murray for his achievement in New York: "Congratulations to Andy Murray on what was a fantastic performance.

    "This is another brilliant win over Novak Djokovic and continues an amazing year for Andy. Now Olympic and US Open champion, Andy truly is a Scottish sporting legend and I'm certain that more Grand Slam titles will follow."

  25. 0939:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveTENNIS

    Sports psychologist Roberto Forzoni, who has worked with Andy Murray, tells BBC Radio 5 live: "Ivan [Lendl] has been terrific. That calming influence and just his work rate, his determination, his grit to go again and again after each disappointment.

    "If you look at his record over the last four or five years it has got better and better. Andy's been in more finals and semi-finals, and it was only a matter of time."

  26. 0945: 

    Ivan Lendl is optimistic that Andy Murray's US Open win will be followed by more major titles.

    Lendl, who became Murray's coach at the start of 2012, said: "Hopefully, we're not anywhere near where Andy can get.

    "I didn't come here to have a good time - I came here to help Andy win. He did, so it's job done."

    He continued: "Andy has been maturing very nicely as a player, as a competitor, as a person. As you mature you become more comfortable in these situations.

    "Of course, it's very important to be in more of these situations and the more of them you are in the more comfortable you feel."


    You're all debating who you think should win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award:

    Emily Howe on Twitter: "Still think it should be Wiggo. In my opinion still the greatest achievement this year. Or don't award at all... celebrate everyone!"

    Cat Devon on Twitter: "This is huge. Wimbledon finalist, Olympic gold and silver, US Open Champion: Andy Murray is Sportsperson of the Year, definitely."

    Tim Symes on Twitter: "My final vote would go to Nicola Adams - what she did, how she did it, and what a personality"

    Keep your thoughts coming via #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

  28. 0957: 

    Former Oldham, Celtic and Middlesbrough striker Chris Killen scores for New Zealand in their international against Soloman Islands.

    Killen now plies his trade in China, and with 35 minutes left NZ lead 3-1.

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    Andy Murray's brother and frequent doubles partner Jamie tweets: "What a historic night! Tonight Andy achieved his dream. He got the result his talent dedication and perseverance deserved. So proud of him.

    "Thank you to everybody for their kind messages and support of Andy. An amazing night!"

  30. 1005: 

    Leicester Tigers back-row forward Craig Newby has announced his retirement from professional rugby due to a persistent knee injury.

    Newby was capped three times by New Zealand and has played 84 games for Leicester scoring three tries for the club in his four years at Welford Road and was part their Premiership-winning squads of 2009 and 2010.

    BBC Radio Leicester's rugby commentator Bleddyn Jones says: "It is sad - because he's had a bad injury over the last season. Craig's had a good career - but I'm not surprised by the news."

  31. 1010: 

    Dean Shiels is set for a recall to the Northern Ireland team as they go for a much-needed win in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg.

    The Rangers forward, yet to score for his country, was a substitute in the 2-0 defeat by Russia, but is expected to be in from the start at Windsor.

    "There are a number of players that the Russia game didn't suit from a tactical point of view but a home game would. Dean comes into that equation," said Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill.

  32. 1014: 

    New Everton signing Bryan Oviedo, who joined for £5m last month from FC Copenhagen on a four-year deal, has been given the Toffees' number eight shirt.

    The 22-year-old Costa Rica international can play at left-back or in midfield.

  33. 1020: 

    With Warwickshire crowned county champions and Lancashire and Worcestershire relegated from Division One, attention today turns to the battle for promotion from Division Two.

    It's a three-horse race, with leaders Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Kent separated by six points at the top of the table.

    The equations for Derbyshire and Yorkshire are simple - win and take three and four bonus points respectively and promotion is theirs. Anything else could let Kent in.

    Derbyshire host fourth-placed Hampshire, who have one eye on Saturday's CB40 final, while Yorkshire are at Essex and Kent face Glamorgan in Cardiff.

    Keep up to date with all the latest scorecards on the BBC Sport website.


    You've been telling us who you think should win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award:

    Kerr Girvan on Twitter: "To single anyone out for SPOTY 2012 is a travesty. Name on the trophy should be simply The Great British Summer of Sport."

    Nick Koch on Twitter: "Depending on what happens in the Ryder Cup, Rory McIlroy must have a shout. Gone under the radar a bit..."

    Tom Rea on Twitter: "My vote goes to Jessica Ennis. It was a really brilliant performance and I'm sure she's inspiring lots of young people!"

    Agree? Disagree? Tell us what you think via #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

  35. 1026: 

    There's a new short, sharp edition of Football Focus for you to enjoy: Dan Walker is joined by former Wales international Robbie Savage and Bolton and England striker Kevin Davies to preview Tuesday's international fixtures.

    The trio discuss whether coaches should take a regimented or relaxed approach to players' behaviour on international duty, as well as England and Ukraine at Wembley, Northern Ireland v Luxembourg, Scotland hosting Macedonia at Hampden Park and Wales travelling to Serbia.

  36. 1030: 

    The county championship Division One game in Liverpool between Lancashire and Surrey has a delayed start due to overnight rain. The umpires will inspect the pitch at 1100 BST.

    Follow all the latest county cricket scores on the BBC Sport website.

  37. 1034: 

    Andy Murray's former coach Miles Maclagan on the BBC News Channel: "[Murray is] in unchartered territory and he could go one of two ways. Either he'll absolutely fly for a while and win everything in sight but it wouldn't surprise me to see a bit of a lull.

    "You reach a lifetime goal, something you've strived for your whole life, and you've now got it and you have to take a bit of time to think I've got to set some new goals readjust myself and build up some determination for that."

  38. 1036: 

    West Brom forward Chris Wood scores a late goal as New Zealand cruise to a 6-1 win over Soloman Islands in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.

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    Andy Murray's coach Ivan Lendl believes Andy Murray can get even better after winning his first Grand Slam at the US Open, saying it has been a "fantastic year" for the Briton.

    Lendl believes Murray has matured during their partnership, but refuses to divulge the secrets of the pair's success in case it hands any vital information to his opponents.

    Like Murray, Lendl's own maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open in 1984 also came following defeats in four finals, before the Czech went on to win eight in total - including three US Opens.


    You're still letting us know who you think should win BBC Sports Personality of the Year:

    James Guest on Twitter: "Impossible choice really. I can't split the achievements of Murray, Wiggins, Farah, Ennis, Hoy and Weir. All deserve it!"

    RDM on Twitter: "I still say that Laura Trott should be SPOTY winner. She has two gold medals to go with an actual personality."

    Phil Critchley: "Sports Personality of the Year is very hard to call. Murray? Wiggo? Mo? For me it's David Weir or Ellie Simmons. True achievements."

    Don't get left behind... let us know what you think via #bbcsportsday on Twitter.

  41. 1047: 

    An early wicket falls at Chelmsford on the first day of Essex v Yorkshire. The White Rose are chasing promotion from Division Two of the county championship but opening batsman Joe Root, tipped for an England call-up after the retirement of Andrew Strauss, is out lbw for a third ball duck.

    Keep across all the latest scores in the cricket on the BBC Sport website.

  42. 1053: 

    Olympic gymnast Jennifer Pinches announces she will no longer compete for Great Britain.

    The 18-year-old, who was part of the five-strong British women's team at London 2012, confirmed the news on her Twitter account.

    Pinches tweeted: "I will no longer be doing competitive gymnastics in or for Great Britain.

    "However, you can't get rid of me that easily! Got some exciting projects lined up soon and next year. Hush-hush for now, though..."


    Britain's men's number two Jamie Baker tweets: "Arise Sir Andy! Let's see a Murray parade when he gets home, with medals and a Slam trophy!"

  44. 1058: 

    Emma Pooley could quit cycling after next week's World Championships in the Netherlands.

    The 29-year-old, whose Dutch team are leaving the sport at the end of the year, divides her time between racing and completing a university doctorate.

    "I might take a year off or I might stop, I haven't really decided yet," she told BBC Radio Norfolk.

    Pooley won the world time trial title two years ago and was a silver medallist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

  45. 1100: 

    Wigan Warriors centre George Carmont has said he will not be persuaded to play on for another year and will retire at the end of the season.

    The 34-year-old had considered quitting before signing a new deal in July 2011.

    But Carmont has insisted he will definitely retire and move to New Zealand at the end of the year.

    "I know I've been saying it for the last couple of years, but this year it's a bit different to the way I was feeling last year," he said.

  46. 1105: 

    Uefa has withheld 23 clubs' share of European prize money due to their failure to pay debts to other clubs or tax bills.

    The teams include Atletico Madrid, Sporting Lisbon, Fenerbahce and Malaga, but no British sides.

    The sanctions follow the first elements of Uefa's financial fair play rules coming into force regarding unpaid debts.

  47. 1114:  
    Tim Henman, BBC SportTENNIS

    Tim Henman, the man who carried the hopes of ending Britain's male Grand Slam drought for so long, has been talking to BBC Sport about Andy Murray's US Open victory.

    "It was certainly his time. The most important aspects were his resilience, both mentally and physically. He remained calm and was able to produce the goods and really it was Djokovic who was struggling at the end."


    We've been asking who you think should win Sports Personality of the Year.

    S L on Twitter: "Why is Ben Ainslie - the most prolific Olympic sailor of all time - not getting a mention?"

    Jonathan Harper on Twitter: "In the #SPOTY debate everyone seems to be overlooking NI double gold medallists Michael McKillop & Jason Smyth! Don't forget NI!"

    Ryan Kelly on Twitter: "David Weir for #SPOTY. No doubt. Will send a great message to celebrate a Paralympian, not to mention 4 golds!"

    Agree? Disagree? Tells us who you think should win and why on Twitter using #bbcsportsday

  49. 1124: 

    BBC Monitoring are reporting that Ukraine coach Oleh Blokhin says his team will not be playing defensive football in their World Cup qualifier with England tonight.

    "My guys should not be afraid of anyone," Blokhin says, according to Ukraine's official government newspaper Uryadovyy Kuryer.

    Meanwhile, captain Anatoliy Tymoshchuk says the match will be "difficult" and that Ukraine will have to "tune in and spare no effort to get a positive result".

  50. 1129:  
    Tim Henman, BBC SportTENNIS

    More from former British number one Tim Henman's interview with BBC Sport.

    Henman was asked if Andy Murray can go on and reach Fred Perry's legend status following his US Open victory: "Yes, I think so. I definitely see him going on to win more. How many he can win only time will tell. The confidence of the Olympics and this will give him so much confidence.

    "I said the first one [Grand Slam] would be the hardest but I think it will be the first of many, I really do."

  51. 1135:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFOOTBALL

    On last night's 5 live Sport former Scotland boss Alex McLeish said of Liverpool's 17-year-old Raheem Sterling, called into the England squad for tonight's match with Ukraine: "It's true that if you're good enough you're old enough but there is a lot of learning to be done.

    "I saw Raheem at the Hearts-Liverpool game and the kid showed some great promise. He's getting a very early introduction and it encourages lots of the other young players who will see they will have a chance of rubbing shoulders with the Frank Lampards of this world."

    Steven Gerrard also talks about Sterling in a programme that is available to download as a podcast, or listen again to on the BBC iPlayer.

  52. 1143: 

    Stage three of the Tour of Britain is well underway. Today they will go a little further than 150km, between Jedbrugh and Dumfries.

    Britain and Team Sky's Luke Rowe is second in the overall standings, behind Boy van Poppel (Ned) and Leigh Howard (Aus) after the first two stages.

  53. 1146: 
    BBC Sport's Matt Slater watching the Tour of BritainCYCLING

    "I am writing this, in warm sunshine, with a view of Jedburgh Abbey. If the Tour of Britain has a prettier backdrop this year I want a poster.

    "In fact, that is a big part of this race's appeal: it's what ToB boss Hugh Roberts described as "the postcard effect" that has led to towns, cities and regions calling him, not the other way around, to bring the race to them.

    "We're off to Dumfries now, 100 miles for the riders. They will be there at 3ish. Third time lucky for Cav?"


    We've been asking who you think should win Sports Personality of the Year.

    Daniel Tinsley on Twitter: "After such an exceptional year of British sporting achievement, perhaps SPOTY should be shared. Farah, Murray, Wiggins."

    Kevin Hicks on Twitter: "Mo Farrah for SPOTY. Others may have won more but I think he captured the hearts. And the Mobot will stick around."

    Simon Buchanan on Twitter: "'In any other year' catchphrase for 2012. McIlroy first GB&I USPGA winner since 1919. World #1. Won't get in the frame."

    What do you think? Give us your thoughts on Twitter using #bbcsportsday

  55. 1200: 

    Eleven-time Grand Slam winner and world number four Rafael Nadal on Twitter: "Congrats to @andy_murray to achieve his first Grand Slam! He and Nole [Djokovic] played a great US Open final, both deserved to win."

  56. 1202: 

    Charles van Commenee is to step down as the head coach of UK Athletics.

  57. 1207: 

    More on Charles van Commenee's decision to quit his role as head coach at UK Athletics.

    Before the Olympics he said he would step down unless the team hit a target of at least eight medals in athletics, including a minimum of one gold.

    Despite being widely praised, the team fell two short of that target, though four of the six medals were gold.

    The 54-year-old Dutchman will leave when his contract expires in December.

  58. 1211: 

    Mark Cavendish had time to give his thoughts on Andy Murray's US Open victory, before getting on his bike for today's third stage of the Tour of Britain.

    "He's done good, hasn't he? It's been building over the years. He's come close at Wimbledon and then won the Olympics - he's been hyped for years but it's not misquoted hype because he's good," said the world road race champion.

  59. 1219: 

    Bild are reporting that former Germany and Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann may make a comeback - at the next Paralympics in Rio, according to BBC Monitoring.

    Germany's Disabled Sports Association is considering drafting in retired keepers - as they are not required to have a disability - and Lehmann, 42, told Bild the idea was "very interesting, if I'm still fit by that point".

    Read all the rest of the day's football gossip on our gossip page.


    You're still letting us know who you think should win BBC Sports Personality of the Year:

    Tom Galloway on Twitter: "How about David Weir? Four Paralympic golds might deserve a look-in as well as the other achievers mentioned."

    Jack Bishop on Twitter: "I had a quite frank discussion with myself trying to justify who should win SPOTY. Couldn't choose between Murray or Wiggins."

    Chris Cassettari on Twitter: "Yes Farah did well, but if we are being serious here, what he did does not come close to what Murray and Wiggins have."

    Get in on the action and express your opinion on Twitter using #bbcsportsday.

  62. 1240: 
    BBC Radio Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Chester-le-StreetCRICKET

    "Durham's morning here as they won the toss and put Sussex in. The visitors can still finish second but are depleted and have struggled to 104-5 at lunch."

  63. 1242: 
    BBC WM's Mike Taylor at Trent BridgeCRICKET

    "Warwickshire may have won the title already and have a cup final on Saturday to look forward to, but there was no lack of energy from their bowlers as they ran through Notts' depleted top order.

    "Chris Woakes set the tone by flattening Sam Kelsall's middle stump in the first over, and throughout there was some lively bowling, some breezy strokeplay and watchable - if a little one-sided - cricket.

    "Last week at New Road Warwickshire's bowlers took 10 Worcestershire wickets in the first session of the match. Only seven today... standards are slipping!"

    Notts are 92-7.

  64. 1248: 

    They're over a third of the way on today's 150km stage three of the Tour of Britain from Jedburgh to Dumfries.

    The breakaway, including Britain's Pete Williams (Node4) and Kristian House (Rapha Condor), are four minutes ahead of the peloton.

  65. 1250: 
    BBC Radio Kent's Matt Cole in CardiffCRICKET

    "The wicket looks decent enough, the ball's flying through at a reasonable pace, Kent probably hoped there would be one or two horrors in it as they desperately need a result. Stewart Walters is the pick of the batsmen so far, looking assured from ball one.

    "Glamorgan's session, they've batted so solidly you might be forgiven for thinking they'd won the toss. Only spinner James Tredwell has managed to staunch the flow of runs and could hold the key to any further breakthroughs for the team hoping for promotion."

    Glamorgan are 133-2.

  66. 1254: 
    BBC Radio Derby's Dave Jepson in DerbyCRICKET

    "Possibly Derbyshire's morning with four wickets.

    "Anthony Palladino the stand-out bowler with three wickets, and one for Ross Whitely who removed the adhesive Jimmy Adams. Some great fielding too from Usman Khawaja.

    "Derbyshire will be happier with the morning's session but Hampshire have stuck around and will continue to battle in the afternoon."

    Hampshire are 106-4.

  67. 1301: 

    Among all this Murray Mania you could be forgiven for forgetting that there are World Cup qualifiers tonight.

    Scotland host Macedonia, who ran Croatia close in a 1-0 defeat on Friday, and their boss Cedomir Janevski is in confident mood.

    "Scotland might be favourites at home for this game, but we have confidence from the last game and we will try for a good performance and to take the points also from Glasgow," he said.

  68. 1308: 

    Kent, Derbyshire and Yorkshire have started their final matches in an attempt to take the two promotion spots from County Championship Division Two.

    The equations for Derbyshire and Yorkshire are simple - win and take three and four bonus points respectively and promotion is theirs. Anything else could let Kent in.

    Derbyshire possibly have the edge, with their opponents Hampshire 106-4. Glamorgan are 133-2 against Kent, while Yorkshire are 111-2 in their clash with Essex.

  69. 1313: 

    Here is a bit more background on Charles van Commenee, following his decision to quit as the head coach of UK Athletics.

  70. 1316: 

    Rangers chief executive Charles Green claims "more than two" Scottish Premier League clubs have used employee benefits trusts.

    The Ibrox club's use of the scheme is the subject of an SPL investigation into payments to players.

  71. 1323: 

    We've cobbled together reaction from across the sporting landscape following Andy Murray's historic US Open victory over Novak Djokovic.

    Murray's coach Ivan Lendl, former British number one Tim Henman, and even Sir Alex Ferguson and Kevin Spacey get in on the act.


    England and Sunderland winger Adam Johnson, who misses tonight's World Cup qualifier between England and Ukraine through injury, has said on Twitter: "Good luck to England tonight! gutted to have got injured in training and not be available for the 2 games."

  73. 1328:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFOOTBALL

    Former Scotland boss Alex McLeish was a guest on 5 live Sport last night and spoke highly of Southampton's Adam Lallana, who has been called into the England squad for tonight's World Cup qualifier with Ukraine.

    "He's very similar in style to [Tom] Cleverley, he can play in the hole, a clever player."

    You can download a podcast of the programme, also featuring an interview with England coach Roy Hodgson, or listen again on the BBC iPlayer.

  74. 1332: 
    BBC Radio Lancashire's Scott Read in LiverpoolCRICKET

    There's no play in Liverpool today, where Lancashire were supposed to start their final game of the season before they are relegated to Division Two.

    The visitors are Surrey, but the conditions are unplayable.

    BBC Radio Lancashire's Scott Read is there: "Off for the day here, because of heavy overnight rain and showers this morning.

    "The worry is if we get anymore tonight or tomorrow we might yet lose a second day.

    "Over 1,600 overs lost to the weather for Lancashire this season, compared to 250 last year."

  75. 1337: 

    England manager Roy Hodgson says the country's top young talent is struggling to break through.

    So far this season just 35.2% of the 349 players used in the Premier League have been English.

    "The Premier League is fantastic. But it embraces all the top European players," said Hodgson.

  76. 1341: 

    Before setting off on today's third stage of the Tour of Britain, Mark Cavendish gave his thoughts on Sports Personality of the Year.

    "The fact that there has been so much great sporting success in the country it's going to be a tough one to call. We have won the Tour de France, US Open and there's all the Olympics medals, it's going to be an interesting night."


    Who should win Sports Personality of the Year? Here are some of your thoughts:

    Wayne Hitchings on Twitter: "Sailing doesn't have the glam of cycling or athletics but SPOTY should be Ben Ainslie. 16 years at the top, greatest."

    James Johnson on Twitter: "It's very hard to call but NO one had the same pressure as Ennis, The face of the olympics!"

    Kevin Cameron on Twitter: "What about Sarah Storey? 11 gold medals at Paralympics. True achievements in two sports and possesses an actual personality."

    Why not chip in with your opinion? Go to Twitter and use

  78. 1401: 

    Ever heard of Edward Payson Weston? No? Well apparently, in the late 19th century, he was the Usain Bolt of his day.

    The BBC's Keith Moore takes a look at the race walker who was mobbed by so many British fans that he fell just short of completing a 2,000 miles in 1,000 hours walk around England.

  79. 1409: 

    The former coach of Michael Phelps is to help carry out a review into British swimmers at London 2012.

    Bob Bowman, who coached Phelps to a record 22 Olympic medals, will join a panel which includes two-time German Olympic medallist Thomas Lurz.

    A review was ordered after UK Sport's target of between five and seven podium finishes was not reached.

  80. 1412: 

    BBC Sport's Phil Shepka reports: "Phil Brown is to be interviewed for Coventry City's vacant managerial post. The Sky Blues are understood to have created a shortlist of nine managers to be interviewed this week for the vacancy left by Andy Thorn.

    "And former Hull manager Brown, who has been without a club since leaving Preston North End in December, is among the candidates."

  81. 1422: 

    West Indies captain Darren Sammy claims his side have the best spinner in T20 cricket in Sunil Narine ahead of the World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka.

    "The pitches in Sri Lanka will help him and I see him playing a very big role," said Sammy. "He is very experienced in T20 cricket and he did quite well in the IPL."

    The tournament starts on 18 September when hosts Sri Lanka face Zimbabwe in Hambantota.

  82. 1423:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    It's another busy programme of international football tonight on 5 live Sport from 1900 BST, which is presented live from Wembley by Mark Pougatch, joined by former England boss Graham Taylor. We have full live commentary on England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine (kick-off 2000 BST) from Mike Ingham and Alan Green, with Mark Lawrenson summarising.

    John Murray reports on Northern Ireland-Luxembourg, Roddy Forsyth brings you updates from Scotland-Macedonia and Conor McNamara is at Serbia-Wales. Following the live action there is a 606 phone-in from 2200-2300 BST, 0500 909 693 the number to call for that.

  83. 1425: 

    UK Athletics confirm head coach Charles van Commenee will leave the organisation in December.

  84. 1434: 

    Joey Barton may make his Marseille debut in the Europa League match against Fenerbahce on 20 September, the French club's assistant coach Franck Passi has hinted.

    Barton is currently serving a 12-match suspension after being found guilty of two charges of violent conduct while playing for Queens Park Rangers in the 3-2 defeat to Manchester City on the last day of last season.

    But he is eligible to play in Europe, and assistant coach Passi says: "Physically, he'll need a little more time but it's possible that he takes part in the Europa League match away to Fenerbahce."

  85. 1439: 

    Charles van Commenee on the announcement he is to step down as UK Athletics head coach: "I am happy the future is looking promising with the talent that is about to break through now. But now it needs the new energy and approach by the new leadership team through to 2017."

  86. 1443: 

    UK Athletics chief executive Niels de Vos has been speaking on the announcement that Charles van Commenee is to leave: "Charles has done an excellent job preparing British Athletics for the 2012 Olympic Games.

    "We have spoken daily for the last four years and have discussed the post 2012 position almost as often. He and I have always been aware of the possibility of him leaving and we are confident that our long term plan will enable us to continue building on the success we achieved in London.

    "There is no doubt Charles has helped to transform our culture, and we can now look forward to further success under the leadership of a new team."

  87. 1447: 

    John Barnes hopes Liverpool fans will not put pressure on teenager Raheem Sterling to improve their fortunes after a poor start to the season.

    The Reds are third from bottom in the Premier League, having failed to win any of their first three league matches under new boss Brendan Rodgers.

    "To put all the expectations on a young boy's shoulders is unrealistic," former Liverpool player Barnes told BBC Radio Merseyside. "I'm urging other people not to expect too much and not to put him under pressure."


    We are asking who you think should win Sports Personality of the Year? Here are more of your thoughts:

    Christopher Birks on Twitter: "Surely it doesn't matter who wins #SPOTY? 2012 will be remembered for so much more than the individual who takes the award."

    Sam Holt on Twitter: "Perhaps a #SPOTY for male and female? Ennis and Murray/Wiggins."

    Matt Warner on Twitter: "Has to be Murray or Wiggins for SPOTY, the best of an outstanding summer."

    Let us know who you think should win at #bbcsportsday

  89. 1503: 

    Everton have expressed an interest in 19-year-old Bohemians defender Kevin Feely, according to the League of Ireland club's manager Aaron Callaghan.

    "There is definite interest there from Everton," Callaghan tells Ireland's Evening Herald newspaper "It's just a matter of what they do with it, but they are keen on Kevin."

  90. 1504: 

    Fulham confirm the signing of Greek midfielder Giorgos Karagounis on a free transfer until the end of the season.

  91. 1512: 

    Fulham manager Martin Jol says new midfield signing Giorgos Karagounis will bring 'many certain qualities' to his squad.

    "Giorgos Karagounis has a wealth of club and international experience and I'm happy that he's joined us for this season," Jol tells Fulham's website after the 35-year-old Greece captain joins on a free transfer until the end of the season.

    "He's been an influential player for his club sides and is a renowned player in world football as he's about to become the most-capped player for Greece. He brings many certain qualities to our squad."

    Karagounis lists Benfica and Inter Milan among his former clubs.

  92. 1513: 

    Mark Cavendish wins the third stage of the Tour of Britain.

  93. 1524: 

    Teams for Wednesday's third Twenty20 International between England and South Africa at Edgbaston, starting at 1830 BST:

    England (from): S Broad (captain), A Hales, L Wright, R Bopara, E Morgan, J Bairstow, J Buttler, C Kieswetter (wkt), G Swann, J Dernbach, D Briggs, J Anderson, S Finn, S Patel, M Lumb.

    South Africa (from): AB de Villiers (captain, wkt), H Amla, R Levi, J Kallis, F du Plessis, JP Duminy, R Peterson, J Morkel, J Botha, W Parnell, D Steyn, M Morkel, J Ontong, L Tsotsobe, F Behardien.

  94. 1534: 

    Team Sky's Mark Cavendish after winning stage three of the Tour of Britain: "I knew the finish was downhill but I had the perfect lead out. It was pretty text book."

    It was a fine response by Cavendish after he was outsprinted Australia's Leigh Howard on Monday, and came after the peleton - lead by Team Sky colleagues Jeremy Hunt and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins - had finally reeled in the breakaway group heading into the final two kilometres

  95. 1536:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Ahead of tonight's home World Cup qualifier with Macedonia, former Scotland boss Alex McLeish said of Scotland's opening goalless draw with Serbia at the weekend: "There was a wee bit of hysteria.

    "I don't think we played badly but I do feel that one or two players can step up to another level, we need to win this game to try and get us back in the groove again and there's no reason why they can't get away points, even against the best teams, because they're equipped to do that."

    You can download a podcast of the programme or listen on the BBC iPlayer.

  96. 1544: 

    BBC Kent's Matt Cole at Glamorgan [248-6] v Kent: "James Tredwell and Charlie Shreck - bowling a lung-busting spell from the Cathedral Road End - took two wickets each after lunch.

    "Glamorgan's hopes of a sizeable first innings total rest with the big hitting of Jim Allenby, he's the only batsman brave and clever enough to outgun spinner Tredwell so far.

    "I'd put the teams level on points going into the final session of the first day."

  97. 1549: 

    BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Sussex [211 all out] v Durham [21-2]: "The end of the Sussex innings brings about tea at Chester-le-Street with the visitors all out for 211.

    "Things would have been far worse if Kirk Wernars and Ben Brown had not put 106 on for the sixth wicket after coming together with their side floundering on 67-5.

    "Both had just made their 50s when a mix-up saw Wernars run out. Brown smashed his bat into his pad in anger after they threw the wicket away."

  98. 1556:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Given the late finish this morning, the entire final set and the on court interviews and presentations of Andy Murray's US Open win against Novak Djokovic will be on 5 live Sports Extra from 1900 BST Tuesday, and repeated every hour on the hour until midnight.

  99. 1601: 

    BBC Radio Derby's Dave Jepson at Hampshire [235-7] v Derbyshire: "If the morning session was Derbyshire's, the afternoon session belonged to Hampshire. They added 126 runs for the loss of just two wickets.

    "Sean Ervine was bowled for 61 off David Wainwright while James Vince was out for 114 after being caught by Usman Khawaja off the bowling of Ross Whitely."

  100. 1606: 

    South Africa coach Gary Kirsten will miss Wednesday's final Twenty20 international against England to spend time with his family.

    The former Proteas opener has opted to take a break from the squad as they conclude their World Twenty20 preparations at Edgbaston, before rejoining them in Sri Lanka on 16 September ahead of the start of the tournament.

  101. 1612: 

    St Helens captain Paul Wellens signs a new one year contract along with New Zealand international winger Francis Meli, the club announces.

    Utility forward Paul Clough agrees a three-year deal.

    The 32-year-old Wellens is Saints' longest-serving player, having made 433 appearances for his home-town club, and he is their leading tryscorer so far this year with 23 touchdowns.

  102. 1615: 

    BBC WM's Mike Taylor at Nottinghamshire [155] v Warwickshire [59-3]: "Warwickshire lost both openers before tea but it still feels like they are strongly placed.

    "Earlier it was a uniformly sound performance from their attack - strong enough to bowl out Notts in three hours without calling on Darren Maddy and Ian Blackwell.

    "Chris Wright chopped off the tail with a very quick spell after lunch, finishing with 4 for 28. This may be a "dead" game, but there was no obvious sign of Warwickshire's bowlers taking it easy.

  103. 1620: 

    Catalan Dragons confirm the signing of France captain Olivier Elima for a second time.

  104. 1630: 

    We are asking who you think should win Sports Personality of the Year? Here are more of your thoughts:

    Karlosb on Twitter: "What about Sarah Storey for SPOTY? 4 gold medals is unbelievable, achieved as much as Murray has for sure."

    Drye on Twitter: "Before Murray won the US Open, Wiggo was the obvious choice. Now it has to be between those two for SPOTY, both made history."

    Krishna Raghvani on Twitter: "Wiggins, Murray, Weir, Ennis, Storey, Ainslie, Simmonds, Trott all deserve it. I say put 'our greatest team' on the trophy."

    Let us know who you think should win at #bbcsportsday

  105. 1633: 

    Great Britain international showjumper Tina Fletcher to undergo surgery after suffering a serious ankle injury while competing in Canada.

    Fletcher, who was the reserve rider for Britain's London 2012 gold medal-winning team of Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles, fell from Hello Sailor during the CN International Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows.

  106. 1651:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Scotland boss Alex McLeish gave a brief assessment of England boss Roy Hodgson on last night's 5 live Sport, which you can download as a podcast or listen again to on the BBC iPlayer.

    "He's a very experienced man, he's been around international football before, at World Cups with Switzerland, so you're talking about a man who knows the game."

  107. 1656: 

    What a magnificent effort by Somerset bowler Abdur Rehman who finished with figures of 9-65 to leave his side in total control against Worcestershire on day one at Taunton.

    Somerset are in total control having moved to 103-0, 109 behind Worcestershire's total.


    We are asking who you think should win Sports Personality of the Year? Here are more of your thoughts:

    Alan Weir on Twitter: "Doesn't seem right to pick just one from a brilliant summer. Bit like choosing your favourite child! Can we choose them all."

    Jimmy Firth on Twitter: "I think the winner of SPOTY will have to be British sport, it is impossible to pick one winner."

    Joel Willis on Twitter: "If all our sporting heroes from the summer were put into a hat, anyone drawn at random would be a worthy winner of SPOTY."

    Let us know what you think at #bbcsportsday

  109. 1705: 

    Former Derry City boss Stephen Kenny has been sacked by Shamrock Rovers nine months after being appointed manager of the Tallaght club.

  110. 1707: 

    The Football Association of Ireland says it expects to announce within the next 48 hours that a friendly match with England will take place at Wembley next May.

    Reports in the Irish press today relating to a match between the two countries are "correct in principle" according to the FAI.

  111. 1710: 

    Scarlets and Wales back Morgan Stoddart is set to return to action after more than a year out because of injury.

    Stoddart, 27, broke his left leg in Wales' pre-World Cup warm-up against England at Twickenham in August 2011.

    "He's coming along well," said Scarlets attack coach Mark Jones. "He's taken part in three full sessions this week as opposed to two last week. He's someone who will be available in the next three weeks probably for selection."

  112. 1715: 

    Rangers manager Ally McCoist has handed new deals to a trio of young players in a bid to secure their long-term futures at Ibrox.

    Barrie McKay, Lewis Macleod and Robbie Crawford have all put pen to paper on contract extensions with the Glasgow giants.


    Joe Siman on Twitter: "It has to be Murray. In the greatest era of tennis, three finals, two wins against the world no. 1 and 2, Olympic gold and a semi final."

    James Johnson on Twitter: "It has to be an Olympic gold medallist How many attempts does Murray get? Four a year instead of once every four years!"

    Wayne Andrews on Twitter: "Stop this Sports Personality of the Year debate! Surely, in this of all years, that particular award is totally irrelevant?"

    What do you think? Let us know at #bbcsportsday.

  114. 1720: 

    With plenty of World Cup qualifiers this evening, do not forget to check out our previews. England take on Ukraine, Scotland host Macedonia, Wales travel to Serbia and Northern Ireland come up against Luxembourg. The Republic of Ireland are also in friendly action against Oman.

  115. 1724: 

    Middlesbrough have signed Cameroon international defender Andre Bikey on a one-year contract.

    The 27-year-old had been training with Boro following his release by Burnley at the end of last season, and becomes boss Tony Mowbray's 12th signing.

  116. 1728: 

    Swansea defender Kyle Bartley has been ruled out for three months by injury.

    The 21-year-old, who signed from Arsenal for the 2012-13 campaign, sufffered a thigh injury in training. Bartley joins fellow defender Neil Taylor (ankle surgery) on the sidelines while Chico Flores is suspended for three games.

  117. 1728: 

    Former Portsmouth owner Sulaiman Al Fahim has confirmed he is part of a Middle East consortium hoping to buy the financially-troubled club.

    Al Fahim had a short-lived spell as owner of Portsmouth in 2009 before selling to Ali Al Faraj and has used his Twitter account to confirm his bid.

    "Yes I am involved, I hope the offer is better than other bidders," he wrote on the social networking site.

  118. 1732: 

    Essex seam bowler Charl Willoughby is retiring from the game and will leave the club at the end of the season.

    The 37-year-old left-armer made the announcement on Twitter, saying: "I have decided to retire from professional cricket. It's been a fantastic 21 seasons. Thanks to all that have supported me over many years."


    Chris Hill on Twitter: "Did James Johnson miss Murray beating the greatest player of all time to win Olympic gold?"

    Matthew Coote on Twitter: "With so many great performances, SPOTY has to go to someone who broke records/history, so either Murray Wiggins Storey Ainslie."

    Jamie Scott on Twitter: "Regarding SPOY, what are the odds of Ivan Lendl getting the Overseas Personality Award? He still probably wouldn't smile."

    Let us know what you think Andy Murray's US Open win means for the race to be Sports Personality of the year at #bbcsportsday.

  120. 1738: 

    Lebanon recorded one of their greatest football victories when they stunned three-times Asian champions Iran 1-0 in Beirut to throw open World Cup qualifying Group A.

    Roda Antar was the match winner, with the creative midfielder's 28th-minute strike the first goal Lebanon, ranked 124th by FIFA, had scored against their more illustrious opponents in this their eighth meeting.

  121. 1741: 

    BBC Sport's Pat Murphy with the latest on Kevin Pietersen: "Time appears to be running out for Kevin Pietersen in his attempts to be welcomed back in to the England cricket squad. Pietersen was dropped for sending provocative texts to South Africa players. He's met the England management team, but with the squad set to leave for Sri Lanka on Thursday, it'll be difficult for them to gauge the opinion of the squad - with coach Andy Flower adamant that team spirit is a vital factor."

  122. 1744: 

    Bolton striker Michael O'Halloran has ended his loan spell at Carlisle after one appearance for the League One club.

    "He told me that he felt that he wanted to get back down to Bolton to carry on his work down there," manager Greg Abbott told the club website. "He wanted more in the way of pitch time that we couldn't guarantee him."


    Gbenga Mayaki "Andy Murray!!! I was so convinced of his victory and I'm glad he didn't disappoint me. He owes me 2 grand slams next year."

    Mark Dennis on Twitter: "It has to be either Wiggins or Murray for SPOTY. History makers!"

    Boycey on Twitter: "Surely Tony Hibbert for SPOTY. First goal and a riot."

    Get in touch with your view at #bbcsportsday.

  124. 1752: 

    Fifteen-year-old golf sensation Lydia Ko has described Hoylake as "one of the hardest golf courses I've ever played" after practising for this week's Ricoh British Women's Open.

    She said: "On the first hole I went in the right rough, second shot in the right rough and then third shot in the right rough again. So it's tough - and I consider myself quite consistent, quite straight off the tee.

    "I'll just be playing my best and hopefully I'll be able to make the cut again and go from there."

  125. 1755: 

    The RFL Board of Directors has agreed to grant membership of the RFL to Bradford Bulls under the club's new owners, Omar Khan and Gerry Sutcliffe MP.

    Membership was suspended earlier this year when the club went into administration.

  126. 1759: 

    On Charles van Commenee stepping down as UK Athletics head coach, pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale tweeted: "I wish Charles wasn't leaving. He's been a great head coach."

  127. 1800: 

    Abdur Rehman claimed career-best figures of nine for 65 as Somerset bowled out Worcestershire for 212 and the hosts were 142-0 at the end of the opening day of the final LV County Championship

  128. 1805: 

    Former world champion boxer Ricky Hatton has called a press conference this Friday where he will be making a "major announcement".

  129. 1808: 

    BBC Radio West Midlands Mike Taylor at Trent Bridge: "Perhaps not the most intense day of cricket this season but still enjoyable.

    "The bowlers on both sides ran in and the batsmen went for their shots, frequently hastening their downfall on a pitch that wasn't obviously to blame.

    "The half-century stand to finish the day between Rikki Clarke and Ian Blackwell - not without risk - puts Warwickshire marginally in front, and a 50-75 run lead tomorrow is well within their compass."


    Mikey Collins on Twitter: "Give SPOTY to the 2012 Gamesmakers - not fair to pick out one from an outstanding field of medal winners."

    Joe Bamford on Twitter: "There should be different sections this year, one for the Olympians, one for the Paralympians and then a another one!"

    Bradley Wightman on Twitter: "Surely McIlroy has to win SPOTY?"

  131. 1818: 

    BBC Radio Derby's Dave Jepson: "Hampshire finish the day with a lead of 222 in a game that is pretty even.

    "Derbyshire are going to have to bat pretty well tomorrow to make sure they get up to and in front of this Hampshire total. Their batting hasn't been too strong in recent weeks but they're going to have to pull something out the bag in the next few weeks"

  132. 1820: 

    Striker Connor Wickham left Ipswich too early, according to the club's former captain Mick Mills.

    The 19-year-old has only started six games for Sunderland since joining them from Ipswich for an initial £8.1m in June 2011.

    "He made that move as so many young players do and they end up sitting on the bench, they stagnate," Mills told BBC Radio Suffolk. "He needs to kickstart his career, he really does."


    Richard Wilson on Twitter: "I'm not that sure who should win SPOTY but I know that Andy Murray owes me sleep and my hairline after last night's nerve-jangler."

    Alan Carter on Twitter: "Overseas #SPOTY Look no further than Oscar Pistorius. Completely raised the profile for Paralympians."

    James Johnson on Twitter: "I made a blooper! Murray did win a gold but the the major win made his season which he gets multiple attempts."

  134. 1825: 

    New Zealand beat India by one run in the second Twenty20 international in Chennai as Yuvraj Singh was narrowly denied a fairytale return after cancer treatment.

    Brendan McCullum carried New Zealand to 167 for five with a blistering 91 before becoming one of Irfan Pathan's three victims.

  135. 1828: 

    You can follow all of the action from the World Cup qualifiers on our live text commentary, which starts at 18:30 BST, and on BBC Radio 5 live from 19:00 BST.

  136. 1830: 

    That is it from Sportsday live for another day and thank you for all your contributions.

    Join us again from 08:00 BST on Wednesday when we will bring you all of the reaction from tonight's football plus all of the latest sports news throughout the day.

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